28 Feb

Enzymes…a closer look

Alpha-Gal, histamine, allergies, food sensitivities, product sensitivities, fume sensitivities, and this list can go on. I suggest you go back and read the posts I have written on these subjects. I will explain the possible core of why these things happen and my personal protocol.

The subject is very sensitive, as these things change our lives, and the lives of everyone around us. The subject is for enlightenment, encouragement, empowerment and hope. The process I lay out can create long-lasting options, easy to tweak and change as the body changes and improves.

Enzymes are the components that keep us alive. without them we would not live. The best book on this subject is Enzyme Nutrition, the food enzyme concept. I suggest you read this book.

A little background

June 2016 I had a tick bite on my thigh; it bothered me for a couple weeks. In February 2017, I had logged more and more reactions to beef and mammal products; these included fumes, live animals, and body fluids from my spouse if he ate mammal meat. By April 2017 officially tested for AG mammal allergy.

From August 2018-October 2018, I had a healing of AG and lyme; this included 40 days of oxygen hyperbaric therapy, eating super clean, and anointing. The months of October 2018 to September 2020, I had other issues came to surface unrelated to AG; these included higher reactions to bug bites and stings, non-mammal food issues, and hormone changes. Dairy and other mammal products were safe for me in these months. At the time, I kept mammal meats out of my diet; overcoming the fear of eating mammal meats is tough.

September 3, 2020, I tried SAAT for AG because the test showed it still in my system. Oct 2020, I broke out in hives all over my body. After a week, I figured out the hives were high histamine, mast cell-related and monthly cycle related (perimenopausal). I feel strongly I had a reverse reaction to the acupuncture triggering my histamine release and the mast cell complication. Acupuncture and SAST is not bad; for many people, it can create a new kind of monster in the system. I went in for the SAAT histamine and mast cell needles mid-November 2020; this was a 28 day program. I never had improvement.


I decided to do research that was solid with decades of backing. and find a sustainable solution.

The gut is hit hardest by AG, lyme and the histamines. Building the gut was crucial. I know the basic process of gut building kept me from having the severe symptoms that many have; living a very healthy, organic life helps greatly in these situations. From all my research into Lyme over the years I knew there was a connection to AG. The best resource for Lyme is Buhner. AG symptoms are in several of the Lyme and Lyme coinfections. I believe AG at its core is a histamine/lyme co-infection issue, due to the sugar protein it comes in on from the tick. I have written on this in my past blogs.

Moving on

Enzymes and adrenal balance are at the core of AG and lyme takes hold, becomes serious, or not. I decided to run full force. I did not want to live with this any longer. The first step was balancing the system.

Hair mineral analysis is a test I use with my clients to check the mineral and nutritional balances in the body. Using diet and nutritional support to provide essential compounds for healthy function can be foundational to a good treatment plan. Making sure that the balances are in check ensures the body will function at its full potential. With AG, minerals will deplete very rapidly. Part of mineral supplementation is actual adrenal (bovine) enzymes; with AG bovine is a NO. Using vegan adrenal supplement, minerals and vegan digestive enzymes begins the process of restoration. Quercetin, NAC, Probiotic, and digestive enzymes is the key to calming the histamines symptoms associated with AG. After 1-3 months, the next step can begin.

Transition to DAO enzymes continues the path of calming the histamines and mast cells. I used one a day for a week. I added one per day every few days until I got to two capsule three times a day; these are taken at every meal. I continued to take the list in the previous paragraph. After a month on DAO I began to add the actual bovine supplement for adrenal support, replacing the vegan version. The supplements I take are from the lab I use for the mineral analysis. They are made to be individually matched. Building the minerals, calming the histamines and adding the enzymes back into a depleted body feels so good. The enzymes Then comes the fun step.

I began to pick one histamine or mammal product a day, adding it back into my diet. It was amazing how it all came together. In the Enzyme Nutrition book, healing issues of this nature is all about building slow and steady. He describes how to take in small portions, wait a few days, repeat. Each person must take the path as their body leads them. I have over done it, cut back, and keep on moving forward at the pace needed. If I have had a small reaction, I just take extra Quercetin or NAC and Oxygen. OH! Oxygen is super key to all of this; let’s say a bit about that.

Chlorophyll (Chloroxygen) has been a daily liquid since I was diagnosed with AG and lyme. Take this daily for sure! Oxygen wipes lyme out, and a lot of other bad things. Read my oxygen article.

The best part is taking the first bite of meat. I took that first bite after four years. It was small and tasted so good. A couple days later I took another bite. All the while, I continue to take the enzymes, minerals, and DAO (beef) and lists in previous paragraphs, three times a day with meals. I am still in the process, taking small steps. It will be lasting and it will work better than any other way. Nutrition, gut health, stress management are important, but there is one more.

Yahweh was the one who gave me all the guidance and all the resources. I never did any of this on my own. Fear is a liar. AG can be done away with inside our bodies. You do not have to live with this. Now take action 🙂

Here for you if you need help with all of this.

Natural Helping Hands


22 Jun

Empower yourself with information about your health PART 2

Nutritional Consultation and Holistic Health

Nutrition is more than what you eat, but how you nourish and care for your whole self. During a consultation, all aspects of your health will be taken into account.

The consultation consists of a comprehensive personal interview which evaluates diet, health history, current health concerns, supplements, and medications, along with lifestyle, constitution (immediate family history), and daily workload. You will gain a better understanding of what your body needs and what steps you must take to be healthy.

An estimated 50% Americans take nutritional supplements. You can eliminate a lot of guesswork, while working with a trained professional who can assist you in developing a nutritional program that is tailored to you as an individual.

Holistic healthcare is the use of therapies that are designed to enhance well-being by promoting health for the whole person, rather than a specific symptom or disease only. It promotes health by assisting balance of mind, body and spirit. Scientific studies indicate the mind-body connection is an important aspect of health and wellness. the concept can be summed up in this biblical proverb, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

I believe that health is an ongoing process involving the whole individual who can become empowered through education and knowledge. My goal is to teach others the best possible ways to improve the quality of their lives. I practice a client centered approach to wellness enabling the individual to make choices that best fit their lifestyle, budget and mind. I endeavor to restore wholeness to each individual by helping them maintain control over their healthcare choices.

The following are services that can be used in consultations and coaching sessions. I will indicate the services off site and on site. I can interpret all results from the tests listed.

Hair mineral analysis: in office sample/off site lab: See part one of this blog to learn more about Mineral analysis.

Biofeedback: in office: Stress can become habitual and you can even forget how to relax sometimes; however, biofeedback can teach you how to get back to a more relaxed state. Although biofeedback is helpful to treat stress, it can also help a number of other conditions listed on my web page.

Saliva testing: off site sample and lab: thyroid panel, gastro-intestinal health panel using saliva and bowel, adrenal stress index, female and male hormone panels, post menopause hormone panel. Saliva testing is non-invasive and can be performed wherever you are. There are no stressful blood draws or bio hazards. With blood tests, a number of borderline conditions may be missed. Hormones can either be free, as in saliva, or bound to protein, as in blood. Research has determined that the free hormone fractions found in saliva most significantly influence living cells. Saliva tests help minimize using too much or too little natural hormone replacement and supplementation, insuring proper hormones in the appropriate amounts.

Other tests that can be used are: Amino acid profile (a urine test) and Bone Marker Test (a urine test). I can discuss these if you feel you would want to look into these tests.


08 Jun

No disease monsters

There are no disease monsters. Create your world. Move from the outer, “incurable”, fear world, to the inner, “be still”, world, AND crush the negative. Discover how empowering you can be.

Do you feel like you have to take care of everything because no one else will? Lyme, co-infections, allergies and Alpha-gal (AG) have direct correlation with intimacy issues, vulnerability, emotional commitment; these issues are people support starved, frustrated and resentful.

Part of healing, for me, has been getting to the core of what and why causes it to stick in me (the AG). I knew, because of the work I do, it could not be the fault of the tick creating the awful allergy symptoms; my body should be able to combat that stuff. It was deeper, inside, and not just outer symptoms or measurable data.

The mind IS the body and it is in all parts of the body. When we decide we are not victims, and act as so, the seemingly “monsters” or “weeds” cannot survive. #holisticmud #naturalhelpinghands #healthlivegive

31 May


I agree with this doctor, who had learned some great lessons in life and practice. There are many backwards thinking ideas running around; I am one who is in this very world of making a difference and changing that thinking.

Contact me if you want to get to the core of your issues, the right side up way, 🙂
(video is below) #naturalhelpinghands #healthy #holisticmud #healthlivegive


24 Jan

Break up, hand it over, and claim it

No longer a slave to fear…Fear is a liar…own it..claim it (whatever it is you have been given–healing, life, light)…I did, so can you.


Sing fear, you don’t own me
There ain’t no room in this story
And I ain’t got time for you
Telling me what I’m not
Like you know me well guess what?
I know who I am
I know I’m strong, brave
And I am free
Got my own identity
So fear, you will never be welcome here
Whoa, goodbye, goodbye fear
Whoa, you will never be welcome here

You are holy
You are righteous
You are one of the redeemed
Set apart a brand new heart
You are free indeed
Every mountain every valley
Thru each heartache you will see
Every moment brings you closer
To who you were meant to be

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
Thank God for each day,
His love will find a way,

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I am surrounded
By the arms of the father
I am surrounded
By songs of deliverance
We’ve been liberated
From our bondage
Were the sons and the daughters
Let us sing our freedom

Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liar

Break up, hand it over, and claim it

Fear, you don't own me, Claim the healing I know occurred, You are free, Be strong in the Lord, Don't live life in fear, I am no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of Yah, Cast your fear in the fire. Fear is a liar. Claim your healihg. Claim the light. Stand in it and the other has to leave. This is a longer video (about 10 min), but I hope you do listen.

Posted by Natural Helping Hands on Thursday, January 24, 2019

03 Jan

I want _____ back.

What is in your blank? “I want my health back”. “I want my life ten years ago back.” “I want the person you were back.”

Life does not stop. Life cannot be turned back. We would love to turn back time.

One thing that stood out to me in the new Mary Poppins Returns movie: time is what it is and life is what it is, and there is no where to go but up. Everyone asked Mary Poppins to do the impossible, turn back time; if she always seems to do the impossible with imagination, surely she can turn back time. What occurred was not magic; what occurred was creative thinking and a forward, upward thinking mindset. She moved the hands of the clock back at just the right moment, and gave needed time to those who were racing to beat it. Time did not change. Life was moving forward and fast. Many helping hands, unseen by the ones needing more time, stepped in to save their friends in need. It was all a matter of perseverance and forward focus. It was all a matter of setting the mind to utilize instead of wallow.

I want the world I had 2 years ago when I could eat anything I wanted any time. I cannot have that back, and maybe I do not want that after-all. Maybe there are things unseen, people or energies behind the scenes, that I needed to come in contact with. Maybe this is just how it was suppose to be for reasons I may not ever know.

Read the article below. I will be meditating upon it these coming days. There is no where to go but up.

09 Jul

Classes Forming

Class Information and Registration

I have several classes currently open for registration – Caregiver-Baby Massage, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, and Faithful Workouts. Scroll down for more information, or go to the classes and registration link of this web page.  Natural Helping Hands 

Also be sure to read through the list of past classes to see the types of classes I offer and Contact Me to be notified when a class is available. I am also working on being able to offer online video classes, so even if you’re not local, let’s see what we can work out.


Caregiver-Baby Massage Courses

  • Option ONE:  Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 10:30-noon, 3 sessions, once a week
  • Option TWO:  Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 3 sessions, once a week. Great time for the fathers!
  • The class includes book, handouts, folder, oil, and lots of SUPPORT.
  • More information about the classes
  • Register now
    • You can choose to reserve your spot with $5 non-refundable registration fee (balance due on first day of class) OR pay in full ($95 for the 3 sessions and materials listed).

Food Allergies and Sensitivities – Making Sense of the Struggle – Holistic Options

Food allergies rock your world! They rocked mine. In this class I will help you take an active and empowering role in your daily struggle with this “sensitive” topic (pun intended).  In the class you will:

  • Learn about the ingredients in the foods you eat.
    • I will share with you lists of things to watch for, especially common things that can fall under a different name.  Manufacturers can change ingredients in their products without notice. If you have to be mammal free like me, there are many things to look for that you would not generally think of. I learned much of this by experience and can help you avoid some of the hardships.
  • Learn the importance of telling anyone preparing your meals about your food sensitivities, depending on the severity of your symptoms.
    • That includes family, friends, and waiters. At restaurants, it’s always smart to speak up about your sensitivities since many times unsafe ingredients can pop up on your plate without your knowledge and navigating the menu can be confusing.  I will help you make this easier.
  • Learn how to stock your pantry with safe foods and appropriate substitutes to keep you on track and to reduce cravings.
    • This is a fun topic.  There are so many options out there now that were not available just 10 years ago.
  • Learn some holistic options for reactions when they are not anaphylactic.
  • Learn a simple way to keep a health journal.

Bring your questions. I will have plenty of resources if it cannot be answered in class.


  • OPTION ONE:  Tuesday, July 17, 11:30 to 1 pm
  • OPTION TWO:  Tuesday, July 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • $8 per person (adults)
  • register now
    • You can choose to reserve your spot with $4 non-refundable registration fee (balance due day of class) OR pay in full.


I want to begin working out with groups of people with the same goals as me: To stay fit and healthy, both spiritually and physically.  I have been a part of the Faithful Workouts program for a couple years, and I have gone through the leader program.  I will use this program for the workouts I lead.  Below is what Faithful Workouts is all about:

I’m Michelle Spadafora, and I want to personally welcome you to Faithful Workouts! I’ve been in the fitness industry since 1984 and have met so many people who struggle to consistently make healthy choices. I’ve listened to their frustrations and wanted to offer them a program that would allow them to reach their goals. While praying, I felt like God was asking me to take a totally new approach to fitness. It’s because of the stories from people like you and from God’s prompting that I created our Faithful & Fit Plan.


I created Faithful Workouts to be a place where you can come and strengthen your relationship with God while you strengthen your body and mind – a place where you can find great workouts for all fitness levels, receive simple, practical nutrition information, and connect with a real community who knows that the journey to better health is more about encouraging each other and less about being perfect. If you want to get (and stay) healthy for the long term alongside a community who will cheer you on, then you’re in the right place. https://www.faithfulworkouts.com/

I will begin sessions with the following: ( if you have ideas for better times and days, please send feedback)

Tuesday, July 24, 8 a.m.  Sessions will run 30-45 minutes, including warm up and cool down.  Cost will be $5 per person per week.

03 Nov

WHAT ARE YOU EATING? IF you don’t know, find out…and…

 and more! Vani is astounding. Take this all to heart. It is what I do all the time. I search for people like Vani to show me the facts. I use them and share them. Do the same. Or be another Vani yourself.